May 17, 2018


James T. Creel
December 5, 1925 - May 16, 2018

James T. Creel age 92 passed away on May 16, 2018 at his residence. He was a lifetime resident of Bogalusa La. He served in the US Army from 1944-1945. He was in the Battle of the Buldge in WW II. He was with company 838 gasoline supply, 178th engine Company B, 1001 Forestry Battalion. He was awarded three Battle Stars. He worked as a millwright at the Bogalusa Paper Mill and was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church all 92 years of his life. He excepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and began his work for the Lord. He also served as deacon for 52 years.
He is survived by his wife Colleen Creel, one son Randy Creel and wife Cindy. Three other sons Steve and wife Tracy Mathews, Daniel and wife Gretchen Mathews, Michael Mathews. Grandchildren Colten Creel and wife Catlin Creel, Jay Miller and wife Chelsea Miller, Danielle Simmons, Aerial Mathews, Caleb Mathews, Noah Mathews, Luke Mathews, Isaac Mathews, Grace Mathews. Great grandchildren, Peyton Simmons, Elias Miller and Alaina Miller.
He is preceded in death by his parents Norvel and Margaret Creel, His first wife Mary Creel and two children, brothers Archie Creel, Leo Creel, and Aubrey Creel.
Visitation will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and will continue on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time for service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery. Rev. Robert Touchtone will officiate.

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